All Things NPR's Robert Siegel Considers As He Faces Retirement | KERA News

All Things NPR's Robert Siegel Considers As He Faces Retirement

May 12, 2017

For a generation of radio listeners, Robert Siegel has been one of the few constants. He’s hosted NPR's All Things Considered since 1987 - through inaugurations and impeachment to natural disasters and wardrobe malfunctions. 

He’s leaving the host desk in January, and he gave his first extensive interview about his departure to KERA during Think's week broadcasting out of NPR headquarters in Washington.

In this Friday Conversation, Siegel talks about:

  • How All Things Considered has changed since he took the host’s chair in 1987. (And listen for his very first introduction as host.)
  • The interview he wish he could do over again.
  • The one guest he’d like to interview again.
  • What led him to rap on the program last week.